11 SEPTEMBER 1920, Page 13



Sia,—Your readers are aware of the magnificent stand for law and order that is being made by the loyal Royal Irish Con- stabulary, and I am sure that many of them would be glad to do anything in their power to assist them. Readers who care to send anything in the nature of papers, books, maga- zines, games, cards, &c., to me at the following address (Office of the Police Adviser, Surgeon's Residence, Royal Hospital Infirmary, Military Road, Dublin) will know that they are doing something to assist. I will undertake the distribution of these throughout the various police barracks.—I am, Sir, (Secretary for Police Adviser).

[Here is a splendid opportunity for Englishmen to show their deep admiration and respect for the Constabulary. It is not easy to make an acknowledgment to these brave and patient men who suffer the rigours of the battlefield with little of the glory and nothing of the sense of mass support. But our correspondent suggests an excellent way of doing it. We hope the response will be notable. The R.I.C. must never feel that they are forgotten and unappreciated. Englishmen by their response to this appeal could not only relieve something of, the intense dullness of the necessarily restricted lives of the R.I.C. in these times but could help in a sense to govern Ireland, ED. Spectator.]